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The Kerem Tunnel offers an unforgettable riding and hiking experience to the benefit of
The Kerem Tunnel, Israel’s newest cycle tunnel, was inaugurated as part of an extensive cycle path that is a loop around the capital.

It links Nahal Refaim to Emek Motza. It has a southern entrance in Refaim Park. Ein Laban is the nearest. Nahal Ein Kerem is the northern entrance.

The 2.1-kilometers-long tunnel project was officially inaugurated during a celebration held on Thursday that was attended by Jerusalem and Heritage Minister Ze’evElkin, Mayor Moshe Lion, Gihon water company chairman Avi Baleshnikov and hundreds of cyclists.

Jerusalem was a desirable tourist destination due to its rich history. נווה פריצקי Today, apart from its historic treasures, it also incorporates modern tourism,” Elkin said. “The inauguration[of] the tunnel project is another aspect of the growth of Jerusalem as well as it’s transformation into an attractive tourism destination for all in Israel and around the world.

Elkin, whose ministry together with the Jerusalem Municipality spearheaded the project, explained that the ministry “invests hundreds of millions of shekels each year in the development of all aspects of Jerusalem’s tourism and also in the development of innovative attractions and ventures that connect the glorious historical past of our capital city to its future… נווה פריצקי I would like to invite cyclists to ride along a the modern, well-maintained cycling route that overlooks the distinctive scenery of Old Jerusalem.

About NIS 25 million was put into in the project. It was budgeted by Elkin’s ministry as well as the Tourism Ministry, the Jerusalem Municipality as well as the Gihon Corporation and the Jerusalem Purification and Sewerage Works, as well as the work done by the Jerusalem Development Authority.

Elkin explained that the Kerem Tunnel project is an crucial tool to realize the vision to transform the idea of transportation throughout Jerusalem. “The new tunnel that connects to Jerusalem Ring Path will join the existing bike paths as well as the ones that will be paved within the neighborhoods. It is intended to encourage biking among its residents and promote the green revolution in transport in the capital.”

The Kerem Tunnel, originally excavated by the Gihon Corporation in the 1990s in order to move its main sewer line to Sorek’s purification plant.

“The Kerem Tunnel project is an essential tool for achieving the goal of transforming Jerusalem’s transportation model. “

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe León
Road construction installation, blowers, sophisticated security systems and electrical wiring are all part of the ongoing works. The tunnel will be safe for people to use all season.

נווה פריצקי It is also possible to use the Kerem Tunnel to enjoy unique recreation spots, including Ein Kerem, the Biblical aquarium, zoo and Ein Kerem neighborhood.